Skate competition comes to Corowa

Corowa will host a round of the Australian Skate Park League series this Saturday giving local skatepark enthusiasts the chance to show off their skills.

Skating, scooting and biking enthusiasts will put their skills to the test as Corowa hosts a round of the Australian Skate Park League series this weekend.

The event, which is one of a series of amateur events being held at skate parks across Australia, offers locals a chance to pull out their best tricks they compete to be champion of their region.

YMCA Action Sports Specialist Lily Smith said the competition at Corowa was a chance for young locals to showcase their talent.

“There are some amazing up and coming skaters, scooter riders and BMXers. These competitions give them the spotlight they deserve,” she said.

Ms Smith said the face of traditional skateboarding was changing especially since skateboarding was added to the Tokyo Olympic Games.

“The series presents a great opportunity for young skateboarders to harness their skill and progress through a structured national pathway,” she said.

There are more than 100 Skate Park League events a year, making up the Australian Skate Park League, which is the biggest and most established grassroots skateboard, scooter and BMX series in Australia.

The NSW competitions makes up one part of YMCA’s national pathway program which are held in skate parks across the country. As well as showcasing talent, the league also creates opportunities for young people to gain experiential practical training in skate park event management.

The Corowa round has been brought to life through a partnership between North East Skate Park Series, Federation Council, Corowa Skate Park Committee, YMCA NSW, Victorian Skateboarding Association (VSA), Aus Cycling and Skate Australia.

Other major sponsors of the NSW League include Element, Goliath, Skater Maps, Scooter Hut and Root lndustries.

The competition kicks off at 12pm on Saturday, January 22 at the Corowa Skate Park on John Street.

Held in partnership with YMCA Action Sports, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding League, Aus Cycling, Federation Council and Corowa Skate Park Committee.